Handyman Connection on Choosing the Right Craftsman – LIVING WELL Magazine

Choosing the Right Craftsman

Courtesy Handyman Connection, Akron LIVING WELL Magazine (formerly SENIOR Magazine)

Taking care of your home is an endless responsibility with an endless “to-do” list. In addition to major renovation projects, small remodel jobs and home repairs are a constant concern.

No matter how big or small your project is, choosing the right craftsman is the first and most important step. Handyman Connection is a company of experienced craftsmen providing quality workmanship with service you can trust.

Whether you are updating plumbing fixtures in your bathroom, installing new shelves in the garage, or upgrading your entire kitchen, here are a few tips from Handyman Connection to help you choose a reputable, reliable craftsman to work in your home.

Insist that contractors provide written estimates on company letterhead

Craftsmen working for a reputable company should have professional paperwork handy.

Ask contractors to provide written guarantees

Providing you with a written guarantee of their work holds the contractor accountable for what they promise you.

Find someone else if a contractor insists on cash payment

All reliable, reputable companies should accept various forms of payment.

Are the contractor’s licenses and registrations valid?

Qualifying licenses are renewed each year.

Did the contractor offer you a legitimate business card?

Look for multiple forms of professional looking company materials.

Are the contractor and any related trades persons bonded and insured?

This ensures that the craftsman is responsible for damage to your home that wasn’t work             related.

Is the contractor registered with the Better Business Bureau?

A list of members can be found by visiting their website at www.bbb.org.

How long has the contractor been in business? Can he/she provide references from previous customers?

A craftsman’s past work and reputation are a great resource.

Handyman Connection is bonded and insured, and all craftsmen have at least 10 years of professional work experience. They are members of the Better Business Bureau and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Visit handymanconnection.com, or call 330-724-9300 to schedule your free estimate today.